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University Museum of Natural History

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Address: Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-272950
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Description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features...
Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been collected over the last three centuries.
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Worth a visit - the kids will love it! Took my 8 year old daughter to help her understand dinosaurs and fossils for her school project. She wrote a great fact file on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit - the kids will love it! Took my 8 year old daughter to help her understand dinosaurs and fossils for her school project. She wrote a great fact file on the Oxfordshire Dinosaurs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Just the building itself is a museum, not to mention the exhibits! you really could spend days here not hours. The extensiveness of the exhibits is amazing and really quite hands on for the kids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely day out with the kids, they enjoyed the dinosaurs mostly and the pet tarantula got a lot of attention, kids loved it

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The museum reopened earlier this year after extensive repairs and redevelopment. The Victorian glass tile roof now lets in much more light, and is an attraction in itself (along with the Victorian iron and stone architecture). The collection is well organised and displayed. Interactive displays are more prominent than I remember from before the makeover, with opportunities to touch some... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You have to see this to believe the quality and diversity of the thousands of wonderful exhibits. You could spend days in here, there is so much to see and admire. Get educated or just wander around and enjoy a huge range of superb exhibits from dinosaur constructs to bugs with lots of hands on things for kids to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a compulsory museum to all who visit UK. A huge place to explore. Take time... at least a good 3 hours.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Even if you are not a museum type of person this is an amazing place to visit. The architecture - cast iron and glass roof - is amazing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

At first sight this might look a bit old and dusty, but once you dwell into the details this is a museum that tells beautiful stories in a great way. Great for all ages: kids will love the dinosaurs, grown-ups will enjoy the attention to detail in the displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit for a few hours on a morning. Sunday seemed to be the time to come with young families, lots of excited small children. Not too big too be overwhelmed, but still plenty to see. Some amazing skeletons of dinosaurs, whales and mammals, fab rock collection where touching was encouraged. Very easy for children... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Being a bit of a dinosaur geek ever since I was a child I was beaming with delight when I walked in to this museum and saw all the wonderful dinosaur exhibits! Wow! The fun didn't stop there, all of the other exhibits were just as good and informative. Lots of hands on learning for all ages. There are seats... More 

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Additional Information about University Museum of Natural History

Address: Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-272950
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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